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Amla pickle/ India gooseberry pickles
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: accompaniment, pickle, pickles
Cuisine: Indian, north indian, punjabi
Keyword: pickle, amla, indian gooseberry, gooseberry,recipe,food
Author: anubhav mahajan
  • 8-10 pieces amla / indian gooseberries washed and dried
  • 2-3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/8 tsp hing powder/ asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tsp methre (fenugreek seeds)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  1. Heat mustard oil to its smocking point.  

  2. Turn the heat to medium and add hing (asafoetida powder). Add fenugreek seeds. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes till the fenugreek seeds turn little brown. 

  3. Add washed and dried gooseberries.Mix well. Add salt (as per your taste). chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix, and cover the pan. Let it heat on slow heat for 10-15 minutes, till the gooseberries start to getting tender, and start splitting.

  4. Let it cool and store in a sterilised glass jar and pair it with your meals everyday.

Recipe Notes

Using mustard oil-

Mustard oil is most often heated in the pan, with no other ingredients, until it reaches a temperature where the first wisps of smoke appear (about 480°F/250°C). Immediately take it off the heat and allow to cool to a more reasonable frying temperature (around 360°F/180°C) before adding other ingredients. This procedure removes the acrid taste of the raw oil and renders it quite pleasant.